Reed Miller uses this month’s column to update readers on a few newsworthy things. First and most obvious is our new look. With our change to digital-only, this new platform provides a much more interactive experience. You will notice that articles and columns are on a single page, and you simply scroll down. Like any change, it may take a few issues to get used to it, but we trust that you will come to appreciate this new user experience.
Biden’s Storm of Executive Orders
From Jan. 20, 2021, President Biden’s first day in office, through Jan. 31, he issued 25 Executive Orders. By comparison, during that same time frame, former President Trump issued seven and President Obama issued nine. When combined with the other Presidential directives, President Biden released roughly 50 Executive Actions in just his first 11 days in office. What does it all mean?
A Review of Surface Treatments
This column will discuss a brief comparison between low- to high-temperature-deposition methods of surface-modification treatments in relation to thermal-diffusion treatments. The low- to high-temperature-deposition methods of surface treatments include electrodeposition, thermal spraying, painting (powder coating), chemical treatments and electroplating.
IHEA Offers 2021 Virtual Spring Safety Standards & Codes Seminar
After the success of a series of virtual seminars last fall, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) has scheduled a virtual Safety Standards & Codes Seminar. Set for April 14-16, the seminar provides a comprehensive review of the 2019 edition of NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces. The agenda for the virtual seminar contains vital topics that have been adapted to an online version so attendees can still get the information they need whether they are working from home or in the office.
Alessandra Spaghetti – Sandvik Materials Technology; Stockholm, SWEDEN
Muffle furnaces are often used in wire drawing mills for annealing and for the production of razor blades and Bundy tubes. The muffle tubes inside such furnaces protect the product during heat treatment and create conditions for more-even temperature distribution.
Andrew Bassett – Aerospace Testing & Pyrometry, Inc.; Bethlehem, Pa.
Aerospace Material Specification 2750 (AMS 2750) is the main pyrometry specification that provides the requirements for the calibration and testing of thermal-processing equipment.
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